GEOL 0300

Introduction to Petrology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
An introduction to processes involved in the formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The first half of the course includes inquiry into the classification, plate tectonic setting, and evolution of volcanic and plutonic igneous rocks. The second half includes study of progressive metamorphism, the pressure-temperature- time history of metamorphic rocks, and the relation between metamorphism and plate tectonics. Labs will include thin section studies of igneous and metamorphic rocks, as well as field trips in Vermont and the Adirondacks. (GEOL 0211) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab/field trips
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0300

Sections in Spring 2019, SA UGs Full Term

Spring 2019

GEOL0300A-S19 Lecture (Walowski)
GEOL0300Z-S19 Lab (Walowski)